happy birthday to mr. monaco | olive june

happy birthday to mr. monaco

wishing my husband (yay!) 

a very happy 32nd birthday today!! 

in february, for our 2 year anniversary, i came up with 24 reasons why i love him~ so much. one for each month we had been together... 
now, for his 32nd birthday, i decided to come up with eight more reasons why i love him... 

32 reasons why i love you: 
because you have a kind soul. 
because you respect me and believe in me every single day. 
because you are confident in who you are - sometimes quiet in a crowd, but proud of who you are and are never worried about impressing other people. 
because you always make me feel safe.
because you have the same unhealthy relationship with peanut butter cups and mexican food that i do. 
because you never make me feel silly for taking photos of flowers, coffee cups, entrees and books.
because you love me through periods of anxiety and inferiority, never once exasperated with me.
because you turned "my dreams" into "our dreams".
because every day you tell me "i love you" and "you're beautiful"- in italian 
because you always help me out around the house and take pride in where we live- just like i do. 
because we agree on the importance of family and showing those that we care about love. 

because you always let me have the chaise portion of the sofa. now that's love.
because you take care of me when i am sick- quickly running out of the door to head to the nearest pharmacy. 
because you always support me in everything that i do. 
because you appreciate and love country music the same way that i do and recognize that it's an art- not songs about tractors, mama, and only 'twang. 
because you love and take care of pierre (our cat- who will be making his blog debut soon!) in such a caring way. 
because we both love nerdy documentaries. 
because you are willing to travel the world with me. 
because you let me nap whenever we're on a road trip, happy to drive while i sleep (and eat hot tamales).
because you are a fabulous cook. i'm learning...and you're alright with that. lots of 'friendly's- YES we are!!' days for you. 
because of your traditional morals and strong catholic faith - and for always encouraging me to become the  best-version-of-myself. 
because we can read and listen to frank sinatra radio all day ... it's quiet and we can still feel the love. 
because you're not afraid of pda. at all. lots of affection- and not ashamed to show the love. 
because we can sit around all day watching mad men and it's so amazing- our mad men marathons throughout the year of 'madness' ;)  
because your diligence for learning the spanish language paid off in costa rica... big time. 
because spending time traveling with you was incredible and when we came back and you went back to work, i missed you so very much. 
because you are always there for me and care so, so much. 
because you always stay calm and are open-minded 
because you appreciate and care about the little things in life 
because i can be my complete self around you- all the time.
because you are a foodie like me and will try/eat almost anything! love trying new places and foods with you... 
because just when i think i couldn't love you more...i do.

and one to grow on... because he's my "snake slayer/terminator" !! 

... happy birthday, tim~ 
wishing you the best day
and many more years of health and love.